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Luciad presenting at the Third Annual AIXM User Conference

Leuven, Belgium, March 10th 2008 – Luciad, the leading software provider for high performance visualization of geospatial information, will be presenting its innovative solutions for the upcoming AIXM 5 standard at the third annual Aeronautical Information Exchange Model (AIXM) User Conference, March 18-20 at the Holiday Inn in the Georgetown section of Washington DC.

The AIXM User Conference is hosted by the United States Federal Aviation Administration and will gather AIXM developers and aeronautical information experts from all over the world to discuss topics such as AIXM 5 Release and Maintenance, plans for the use of AIXM, AIXM in Aeronautical Information Management and AIXM applications including Digital NOTAM (Notice to Airman).

On Wednesday March 19th, Luciad will be presenting and demonstrating LuciadMap, the flagship software solution for building aeronautical information systems with superior graphical display capabilities, with special focus on LuciadMap’s AIXM 5 capabilities.

The LuciadMap product offers the first available high performance out-of-the-box decoding and visualization of the AIXM 5 standard, the aeronautical information format of choice for future ATC/ATM/AIM systems. AIXM 5 allows leveraging existing technologies while at the same time enabling the digital handling of NOTAMs, and merging static and dynamic data in a single exchange format. LuciadMap includes support for the AIXM 5 temporality model and digital NOTAMs.

Illustrating LuciadMap’s AIXM 5 capabilities, later in the day, Luciad will be presenting Eurocontrol’s Skyview 2 concept demonstrator. Skyview 2 is based on the LuciadMap product, offering support for local and web data. The concept demonstrator offers on-the-fly access to distributed geo-referenced aeronautical information, weather data and airport information. Key is ‘interoperability’, enabling the system’s users to dynamically access worldwide AIM data. Skyview 2 complies with the OGC standards and will be used to visualize Digital NOTAM AIXM 5 files during Eurocontrol’s digital NOTAM trials.

Throughout the event, Luciad will also be showcasing the latest advances in Human-Machine Interface Technology on its booth at the exhibition area of the Conference, giving the delegates the opportunity to experience live and interactive demos.